Summary

Economic issues dominated the 1992 campaign for the House of Assembly’s 17 seats. The ruling United Workers Party (UWP), led by Prime Minister John Compton, stressed that its policies had spared the country’s important tourist and banana-based industries from the worst effects of the global recession, while the main opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), led by Mr. Julian Hunte, claimed that it was better fit to manage the economy and criticized the Prime Minister’s governing style, characterizing it as that of “benevolent dictator”. Mr. Compton countered by emphasizing that his victory was important for the continuation of the process of political union with the three other members of the Windward Islands (eastern Caribbean) Group – Dominica, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On polling day, the conservative UWP and the socialist SLP won all the House seats, as five years earlier, with the former raising its total by one to arrive at 11. Mr. Compton thus won a third conservative term of office as Prime Minister but declared that he would step down after his current mandate. He announced his new Cabinet on 4 May.

Source: Caribbean Elections

1992 Summary Results
Constituency Registered Votes SLP UWP National Alliance PLP Rejected Votes Cast Turnout
Gros Islet 6,914 2,715 2,528 211 5,454 75.88%
Babonneau 6,325 961 2,390 178 3,529 55.79%
Castries North 11,308 2,009 3,511 138 5,658 50.04%
Castries East 10,445 1,958 3,050 281 5,289 50.64%
Castries Central 2,512 301 928 22 1,251 49.80%
Castries South 4,755 1,034 1,486 87 183 2,790 58.68%
Anse La Raye & Canaries 5,752 1,796 2,107 40 3,943 68.55%
Soufriere 5,726 1,798 1,847 60 3,705 64.70%
Choiseul 6,346  1,969 2,509 93 4,571 72.03%
Laborie 4,408 1,810 1,241 74 3,125 70.89%
Vieux Fort South 4,128 1,494 1,360 55 2,909 70.47%
Vieux Fort North 3,625 1,349 963 119 2,431 67.06%
Micoud South 3,999 680 1,792 111 2,583 64.59%
Micoud North 4,433 707 2,245 64 3,016 68.04%
Dennery South 3,011 1,223 1,059 20 2,302 76.45%
Dennery North 5,394 2,054 1,810 252 57 4,173 77.36%
Castries South East 7,709 1,702 2,717 160 4,579 59.40%
TOTAL 96,790 25,560 33,543 252 87 1,866 61,308 63.34%
1992 Vote Distribution
Constituency Code Total Votes % Votes Candidates Seats
St. Lucia Labour Party SLP 25,560 43.00% 17 6
United Workers Party UWP 33,543 56.43% 17 11
Progressive Labour Party PLP 87 0.15% 1 1
National Alliance  NA  252 0.42%  1
TOTAL VALID VOTES  59,442 100% 36 17

 

Party Legend

FREE – Freedom Party
NA – National Alliance
PLP – Progressive Labour Party
SLP – Saint Lucia Labour Party
UWP – United Workers Party
IND – Independent